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in several states. the most high-profile race is in texas. state senator wendy davis is expected to grab the democratic nomination for governor. >>> it is fat tuesday, annual mardi gras parade bourbon street already packed with partier s partiers. >>> bill gates once again is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion. >>> national corvette museum has begun removing the eight corvettes that fell into a 40-foot wide sinkhole. >> all that -- >> a couple of plows demonstrating what i -- >> ooh! >> what i said hitting us. all right. there you go. >>> 7 of 7. can he do it again? >> yes! the highest scoring game in history, lebron's 61. >> and all that matters. >> controversial toronto mayor rob ford made an unexpected stop. >> i heard you dressed like a magician. >> on "cbs this morning." >> bonjourno. >> in a speech pop francis accidentally said the "f" word in italian. when told about his mistake, the pope said no [ bleep ] [ laughter ] >> announcer: presented by toyota. let's go places. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, nor w
it up to excitement for wendy davis. the senator who filibustered for abortion rates an rights and isn line for governor. >>> texas is one of the reddest states in the country. >> as living in texas i see it purple. i see people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time texans voted for governor was in 2010 when 38% of registered voters cast a ballot. that made it the lowest voter turnout in the nation. and historically as many as half vote in primaries as texas republicans. which is why walking the streets of heavily democratic neighborhoods is the focus of campaign consultant jeff dalton. >> there has probably been a lot of depression in the democratic party. why bother, we're not going to win. >> reporter: as she trails greg abbott by 11 points in the poll, dalton and his team of volunteers are optimistic the november matchup could be an upset. the republicans see that as wishful thinking. >> the democrats were serious about having wendy davis in a statewide office. they would have put her in a race she could win. >> reporter: democrats, though, s
of the day is in texas. state senator wendy davis is expected to grab the democratic nomination for governor. analysts will be looking at results to see there is any way democrats can win come november in a deeply red state. >>> this morning, there are bad numbers for both parties. nearly seven in ten americans say republicans are out of touch with their needs. this from a new washington post abc news poll that puts the gop well below mark for the democrats. on the issue, democrats hold a slight edge when it comes to helping the middle class and health care policy. voters are split evenly on who is best for the economy. but all of that isn't translating into an advantage for the democrats, especially in the closely divided senate. half the voters in state where senate elections say they prefer a republican candidate. and 42% say they vote for a democrat. >>> we now take you to south africa where it is day two of the trial of blade runner olympian oscar pistorius accused of murdering his model girlfriend reeva steenkamp. nbc's chapman bell is in pretoria, south africa, covering the trial. wha
gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994. >> i'm ready to fight for you and fight for every hard-working texan across the state. >> i need you on my side all the way to november the 4th, when we declare victory was the next governor for the great state of texas. >> and in the texas senate race incumbent republican breezed through the election. they easily beat tea party congressman. they called the win a victory for the full spectrum. >> as seep and suspected, texas continued to be practical. they are looking for solutions, not just speeches. >> stackman's last-minute decision grabbed national attention, but he ran a campaign seen as lacklustre. he'll face democratic nominee in november. >> the coast guard is trying to get the great lakes ready for spring, sending ice cutters into the water to prepare for the shipping season starting near the end of the month. 90% of the great lakes are covered in ice. lake superior is at 95%, the most it has seen in two decade. torrentia
't tell you how honored i am. >> reporter: democrats hope wendy davis' meteoric rise translates into an update in the governor's race. and texas republicans are poised to elect their third george bush to office in the last 50 years. this one is jeb bush's son, he's favored to win his first election as state planning commissioner, george p. the other part of this election season, savannah, that is going to be huge is the amount of money going to be spent. in fact, already more money's been spent on these midterm elections than either george bush or al gore spent in their presidential campaign in 2000. it's going to be that much money. >> expensive new world, chuck. >> by the way, chuck, my barber called said he enjoyed meeting you. >> hey, i always say -- i tell people, i'm lauering. how else can i can you describe my hair? >> you wear it well. >> looking good there. >>> meantime, millions are waking up to record low temperatures combined with months of unrelenting snow and ice. we're all looking forward to spring. and it seems a little help from technology, nbc's dylan dreyer ha
. and in texas governor's race, state senator wendy davis will be the democratic party's candidate. she'll face greg abbott in november. >>> and we have some video this morning of dramatic rescue in daytona beach, florida, after a minivan with three children inside drove into the atlantic ocean on tuesday. bystanders jumped into action carrying two of the children to the beach. waves made it difficult for rescuers to get to the third child. they eventually did and pulled the little one to safety. investigators aren't sure why the woman drove into the water. she is currently undergoing a mental evaluation, though. >>> well, if you needed any proof this morning it is generally not any good to get caught in the middle, especially in a hockey game. here it is from an avalanche/blackhawks game in chicago. some punches are thrown and one caught the game official in the face. he did go down, but got right back up, al, and put him into the fight and no penalty. >> no penalties there? >> which, i guess, you know, they're used to it in hockey. >> i thought that would've cost somebody. natalie, thank you.
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